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The National Parks

Luther to show first two films in six-part Ken Burns' documentary

A six-part screening of Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is scheduled throughout January on the Luther College campus with the first episode, "The Scripture of Nature" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, and the second, "The Last Refuge," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

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The National Parks

'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' 

Celebrating the beauty of the great outdoors and national spaces in the United States, a six-part screening of Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is scheduled throughout January on the Luther College campus.

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NIkhil Thacker

Luther senior Thacker selected to research bumblebee resource usage

The bee population has slowly been declining across the globe, causing scholars to panic about the lasting impact the decline will have on native plant communities. Nikhil Thacker, Luther College senior of Iowa City, Iowa, researched and observed bumble bees, known scientifically as Bombus, and how to preserve the areas the bees rely on for their survival.

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Luther College named one of top Cool Schools

Luther College was named one of the Sierra Club's Cool Schools for 2017. Luther currently holds the highest ranking for Iowa Private Colleges and is one of only a few ELCA schools recognized on the list.

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Luther senior Hughes at summer internship with Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Luther senior Hughes completes internship at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Abbie Hughes, Luther College senior, completed a summer internship with the aquatics department of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Originally from Aitkin, Minnesota, Hughes graduated from Aitkin High School. She is the daughter of Don and Cathy Hughes of Aitkin, Minnesota. In her internship, Hughes was responsible for the care of harbor seals, California sea lions, polar bears, African penguins and tufted puffins. Hughes gained an appreciation of zoos and their conservation efforts through the internship opportunity. In the future, Hughes would like to help conserve animal species facing extinction or threats due to climate change.

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